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post #1 of 10 Old 03-07-2011, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Question what kind of saddle is this?

I just bought this used saddle, it's in good shape minus a few cosmetic scratches, but I'd like to know more about it.

(here's the link to pictures of it)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4481542...7626220220762/

does anybody know what kind of saddle this is? (all purpose/jumping/close contact/ ect.)

it has 2 D-rings on one side but not the other on the sides
it has 2 D-rings on the front
and one rectangle ring on the back

I couldn't find a brand anywhere on it at all.
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post #2 of 10 Old 03-07-2011, 09:58 PM
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I just bought this used saddle, it's in good shape minus a few cosmetic scratches, but I'd like to know more about it.

(here's the link to pictures of it)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4481542...7626220220762/

does anybody know what kind of saddle this is? (all purpose/jumping/close contact/ ect.)

it has 2 D-rings on one side but not the other on the sides
it has 2 D-rings on the front
and one rectangle ring on the back

I couldn't find a brand anywhere on it at all.
looks like a kit saddle to me. There not very well made and honestly belong in the trash. I hope you didnt pay to much for it. :/
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post #3 of 10 Old 03-07-2011, 10:09 PM
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I have to agree with the above poster. It does not, sadly, have the look of a well made saddle. Where did you buy it from?
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post #4 of 10 Old 03-07-2011, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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I got it used from somebody, they'd been using it for over 10 years in various shows and just-for-fun riding
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post #5 of 10 Old 03-07-2011, 10:59 PM
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Well, in that case you will do fine in it, as long as it fits your horse.
If it held up 10 years, then it will do another ten.
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post #6 of 10 Old 03-08-2011, 04:14 AM
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The flaps are cut forward so I would call it a jumping saddle.
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post #7 of 10 Old 03-08-2011, 08:18 AM
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It looks like an old jumping saddle.
I have a old AP saddle that looks kind of similar to this one, and it's made in England. It looks like it's in good shape and should last you a long time with proper care.
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post #8 of 10 Old 03-17-2011, 03:34 AM
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For a 10 yr old saddle of ANY variety, that looks pretty good.

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post #9 of 10 Old 03-17-2011, 04:37 PM
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It's an All Purpose (or General Purpose if you're in the UK ;)) saddle.
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post #10 of 10 Old 03-17-2011, 05:46 PM
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It's an All Purpose jumping saddle. I agree, not a good one. Make sure it really fits your horse and isn't too low in back or pinching behind the shoulders. Also run your hand under it, with the saddle lightly girthed up, no pad, and make sure you don't feel any tight spots or hollow/loose areas from front to back. The back of the saddle should be sitting even when you look over your horse's rump, with plenty of room over the spine (the panels should not be sitting on or within 1/2" of the outside edges of the spine).

Usually, these cheap saddles don't meet those fitting criteria. If not, you might be able to get away with using it with a good saddle pad, like a ThinLine, Skito, Supracor, etc., but one of these good pads is likely to cost you more than the saddle did .
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